Gina DeSantis

Gina DeSantis is a Cleveland based ceramic artist. She holds a B.A. from Cleveland State and a M.F.A. in ceramics from Kent State University. She works in stoneware and porcelain clay creating functional, handmade pottery for the home and daily life. She teaches adult pottery courses at Art House located in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition she teaches children’s courses in clay, painting, and mixed media.

Her work continues to revolve around the parallel of making objects and the ritual of their use. It is clear that the interaction between objects and their environment plays a central theme in her body of work. Her work seeks to balance beauty and function. It is fluid in texture and pattern yet maintains its simplicity and elegance with often monochromatic glazes.